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Funicular dos Guindais

Porto, Portugal
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Good as part of a walk around the Cais and Gaia

Tie this in with a trip around the Cais/Gaia and the Se Cathedral and get some great photos of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sennockred
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Short hop on a fun funicular

After our wander on the river we headed to the small funicular to take us back up the bluff to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“the river” (131 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tie this in with a trip around the Cais/Gaia and the Se Cathedral and get some great photos of the bridge too. Its pretty inexpensive and runs from the foot of the Ponte Luis I up to the area around the Se Cathedral.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our wander on the river we headed to the small funicular to take us back up the bluff to Santa Carolina. Small fee one way of 2.5 eu. Small queue and short wait. GOOD view of the underbelly of the big bridge. Kind of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way for getting to the higher levels of the town or the higher level of the bridge. Reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It costs 2.50 euro. I guess it saves you some walking but honestly I’m not sure it’s worth it. They crammed too many people in it and you still had to climb up flights of stairs when you left the funicular. Views are ok, but...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The funicular of Guindais offers a great view to one of the best attraction of Porto at a very affordable price. It´s a great way to rest your legs while the funicular take you up the hill to a higher level still in the historical...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Great way to get up the hill without exerting yourself. Nice view out over the river as you ascend. €2.50 per person

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

If you need assistance getting form riverside to the top of the city, this is just what you need. Great views from the top and worth every penny. Don’t struggle with the hills, take the funicular.

1  Thank albeback1
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It's a steep walk up to the top level of the Luis l bridge. Considering how cheap transport is in Porto I was quite surprised that it cost €2.50 but if you stand at the front it's a great photo opportunity but be quick. I...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A fun ride up the hill with good views over Porto and the River Douro. Relatively inexpensive at €2.50 for a single journey and worth a visit if you're in Porto.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Nice place to visit, spot for viewing the river and the bridge(s). Walk from the Norh side straight from the quay side to the bridge, then walk across the (lower) level, then arrive on the "south" quay and walk to the elevator cabins. Then take...More

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16 April 2018|
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Response from sennockred | Reviewed this property |
April to October its 08.00 to 22.00 and 08.00 to 00.00 at weekends. Only variation is April to March when it closes at 22.00 at weekends. Full details available at the Funicular website located at metrodoporto.
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